JPEG Pleno Holography

Conventional imaging solutions adhere to a ray-based model to describe light propagation. In recent years, the popularity of holographic imaging solutions that follow an interference-based imaging model has increased significantly.

Holographic microscopy and tomography provide a very high depth resolution and allow for an accurate reconstruction of the refractive index. Hence, this imaging techniques are extremely relevant in biomedical and industrial imaging and measurement. Moreover, for AR/VR glasses, holographic solutions promise to resolve the vergence-accommodation conflict from which nowadays solutions are suffering. Holographic table-top displays promise to deliver unprecedented 6DoF media content rendering without the need for glasses.

JPEG Pleno Holography provides a solution for lossy compression of complex-valued holograms and lossless compression of binary holograms, addressing – but not limited to – the above use cases.

The JPEG committee invites the actors in this field to collaborate to design solutions for other hologram types, to address objective and subjective quality assessment procedures and to further help to address the compliance issue existing in this field.